After a looooooong hiatus full of fits, starts, silences and empty promises, I’ve been examining why it is that I can’t seem to muster the energy to blog anymore. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s because I am thoroughly full of disdain for everything remotely resembling partisan politics and the hacks that make their living off it. To say that I’m disillusioned causes me no small amount of embarrassment, as it implies, (accurately), that I actually believed the bullshit these professional liars and bootlickers were peddling.
Last night someone asked me if I was a Republican and I hesitated.
“I’m not a Democrat,” I said. “But I don’t want to say I’m a Republican either. And I’m not an independent, whatever that is. I’m not a libertarian because I’m a hawk… I don’t know what I am.”
The Republican establishment is full of just as many assholes as the Democrat establishment. The professional punditry is full of narcissistic hacks and elitists indistinguishable from their opposite numbers. I want nothing to do with these jackasses. I want everyone to leave me alone. The federal government is an important part of uniting these United States, but it needs to back the f*** off me. If I don’t like California’s stupid, soul crushing laws, I can move to Arizona or Texas. But when the federal government starts trying to micromanage my life, where do I go? I’m not an off-the-grid kind of girl. I like certain benefits of the grid, like human contact. And conveniently located malls. And Internet. But what are my options when the federal government becomes all invasive? Staring into the maw of a UK-type behemoth, I see that I am well and truly f***ed.
So I want to write about something else. Culture is key, in my opinion, so if you check back periodically, I may just be writing about that. I am passionate about culture all its attendant evils. It defines us, shapes us, and must be questioned and challenged at all times. So I’ll be around, doing that.
Quick note: my domain thehyacinthgirl.com has expired, and I don’t want to pay to renew it, so we’ll be back to thehyacinthgirl.wordpress.com soon.